Joan Braun, LLB, MSW, LLM is a lawyer and mediator in private practice in Vancouver. She has worked as a mediator since 2004 and currently practices at the Vista Law Group. Joan also has experience in management in the justice sector, and served as the Executive Director of the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BC CEAS) where she established a specialty legal aid clinic for older adults. Through her work in the elder law field, she developed an interest in elder mediation. She is currently the co-chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Elder Mediation Section. Joan is PhD candidate at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. In August 2020 she will begin a position as assistant professor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, where she will teach alternate dispute resolution and elder law.